Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Chlamydial infections in children
  1. C Oroz,
  2. K A M Porter-Boveri,
  3. C Thompson
  1. Department of Genito-Urinary Medicine, Victoria Hospital, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY2 5AH, UK
  1. Dr Oroz

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

Editor,—We know that Chlamydia trachomatis infections (serovars D-K) are a significant cause of morbidity in the adult population, particularly young women. This justifies the considerable efforts and costs of preventing, diagnosing, and treating chlamydial infections. It is also well established that C trachomatis can cause conjunctivitis and pneumonitis in neonates and infants as a result of vertical transmission.

There is no doubt that symptomatic children should be treated but should we also treat asymptomatic carriers? What would be the benefit of treating asymptomatic children of mothers who were proved or have a …

View Full Text